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What's on TV this autumn?

The weather's cooling off, making hunkering down on the sofa in front of the telly all the more appealing. Read on to find your next binge watch.

We've pulled together the best TV series — from Netflix, Amazon, Freeview and pay TV channels — from now until November. Grab your blanket and a cuppa, and prepare to get comfortable.

If you’re looking for scares...

You’re in luck: October brings a slew of thrillers and horror TV series.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things was the TV show of summer 2016, thanks to its perfect homages to various ‘80s pop culture and award-winning acting. This series focuses on the characters’ attempts to return to normal life. Whilst the Demogorgon is gone, the Duffer brothers have stated this series will be darker and even more ‘horror-oriented’ than last series — perfect to set the mood before Halloween.

Where to watch: Netflix, 27 October

MINDHUNTER

Directed by David Fincher, MINDHUNTER follows FBI agents who interview serial killers and psychopaths to establish forensic psychology, which they use to solve ongoing murder cases.

Where to watch: Netflix, 13 October

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Lore

Amazon is adapting six episodes of the popular podcast Lore, which explores real-life tales behind different horror myths and legends. The series is a mix of narration, re-enactments and historical footage.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, 13 October

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The Walking Dead

Bunker down and stay inside because zombies — sorry, walkers — are back. The Walking Dead comes back to life for its eighth series this month, and although the battle against Negan seems likely to be the focus this series, it’ll still be full of, well, the walking dead.

Where to watch: FOX, 23 October

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If you want to settle in with a long-running, critically-acclaimed series...

Amazon Prime’s Transparent is now in its fourth series with a total of 40 episodes, giving you plenty of top-notch TV to catch up on. During its run, the series has picked up multiple acting gongs, plus the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. Transparent tells the story of a dysfunctional family whose secrets start unravelling after the father of the family opens up about identifying as a woman.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, available now

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If you miss seeing Sherlock on your screen...

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to TV screens — briefly. Child in Time is a 90-minute adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel about a children’s author and his wife coping with the abduction of their young daughter. The film picks up three years after the abduction, following the couple’s separation.

Where to watch: BBC, 24 September

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If TNG reruns on Syfy aren’t enough for you...

Star Trek is returning to TV screens for the first time in over a decade. Discovery is actually set ten years before the original Star Trek series — meaning this crew will be boldly going where no one has gone before, technically — and it will heavily feature Klingons. The new series stars Jason Isaacs and Sonequa Martin-Green from The Walking Dead.

Where to watch: Netflix, 25 September

If you still think The Wire is the best TV series of all time...

The Deuce, HBO’s new series about the seedier side of New York City in the 1970s, features a lot of cast and crew from The Wire, including showrunner David Simon. The series is picking up a lot of buzz and has already been renewed for a second series. Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco star.

Where to watch: Sky Atlantic, 26 September

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If you want to remember, remember...

Gunpowder — based on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 — hits TV screens this fall. The three-episode drama stars Kit Harington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss. Harington helped develop the series because he’s related to Robert Catesby, the character he’s portraying, and wanted to bring his story to life.

Where to watch: BBC, most likely October

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If you’re into cringe comedy...

Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back to TV for its ninth series after a six-year hiatus. Guest stars this series include Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston and Jimmy Kimmel.

Where to watch: Sky Atlantic, 2 October

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If you missed out on an ocean holiday this summer...

Blue Planet II on BBC

A second series of Blue Planet is returning to TV this fall. Filmed over the past four years, this David Attenborough documentary is sure to take us to even greater depths than the original. Expect the same gorgeous cinematography as the initial run, scored to music from Hans Zimmer and Radiohead. A release date for the series hasn’t been confirmed yet, but a prequel will be released on 27 September.

Where to watch: BBC, sometime this fall

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